Sarawak records slight drop in cases


KUCHING: Sarawak recorded a slight dropped with 2,121 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Oct 2), bringing the cumulative number of cases to 214,158.

According to the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), 2,108(99.39 percent) are Category 1 and 2 case, while 13 (0.61 percent) are Category 3, 4 and 5 cases.

“For Category 1 cases (no symptoms), there are 483 or 22.77 percent cases and there are 1,625 or 76.61 Category 2 cases (mild symptoms).

“There are only three or 0.14 percent Category 3 cases (lung infections), four or 0.19 percent Category 4 cases (lung infections and requires oxygen) and there are six or 0.28 percent Category 5 cases (lung infections and requires ventilator),” it said.

Apart from that, the committee stated that Kuching has 899 new Covid-19 cases, followed by Miri (200), Sibu (153), Bintulu (88), Sarikei (86), Samarahan (78), Belaga (67), Sri Aman (64), Limbang (55), Kanowit (44) and Saratok (41).

Mukah (39), Bau (35), Betong (34), Serian (33), Kapit (31), Lubok Antu (27), Pusa and Asajaya each recorded 21 cases, Lawas and Daro each recorded 16 cases, Subis (13) and Song (11).

“Meanwhile, Julau recorded nine cases, seven in Pakan, six in Tanjung Manis, and Matu and Tebedu each recorded five cases. Lundu, Meradong, Simunjan and Tatau each recorded three cases and Kabong, Bukit Mabong, Selangau, Telang Usan and Dalat each recorded only one case,” said the committee.

As of Saturday, SDMC added that there are a total of 69 new persons under surveillance (PUS) and 156,158 PUS had been discharged statewide.

Apart from that, Sarawak also recorded 10 Covid-19 fatalities including five brought-in-dead (BID) cases between August 6 and Sept 30.

SDMC said most of the fatalities were elderly people and all of them had a history of comorbidities.

“Three fatalities are those aged below 60. On August 6, a 53-year-old man from Kuching was brought in dead to Lundu Hospital and had history of high blood pressure and diabetes.

“On August 29, a 39-year-old man also from Kuching was brought in dead to Lundu Hospital. The man had a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and drug abuse.

“On Sept 30, a 46-year-old man from Betong had passed away at Sarikei Hospital and had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.”

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